Contractors and Health and Safety
We are committed to working with our suppliers and contractors to ensure a safe and healthy work place. We expect our suppliers and contractors to have an adequate health and safety management system that includes:
- safe systems of work
- safe work environments
- safe plant and equipment
- adequate health and safety training and supervision.
All suppliers and contractors undertaking work for us must declare their health and safety performance. Where your activity includes medium or high risk activities you will be required to be accredited under the Local Authority Health and Safety Scheme (SHE Prequalification).
You can view our risk category assessment tool here.
Health and Safety Pre-qualification
Many councils throughout New Zealand have teamed up with SHE Health and Safety Software NZ Ltd to develop a streamlined pre-qualification process. The system is available to all councils throughout New Zealand to pre-qualify contractors. This will ensure councils are using contractors who operate with effective health and safety management systems and are holding current and relevant insurances.
This system will help us meet our responsibilities to ensure that suppliers delivering goods and services to Council have effective health and safety management systems to prevent harm to people and the environment or damage to property.
Pre-qualification benefits for contractors
- Easier system that will enable contractors to be pre-qualified for multiple councils through the one process.
- Improved relationships between contractors and councils.
- Contributing to the WorkSafe New Zealand's Statement of Intent strategy to reduce injuries by 2020.
This process requires contractors and sub-contractors who carry out services for (participating) councils, to apply to become pre-qualified every two years, with insurance renewals conducted annually. Should these expire in the system, councils will not allow you to carry out work for them until renewals are received.
The fees (paid online through SHE) are:
|Less than five employees||$280|
|Between five and 24 employees||$525|
|25 and more employees||$1025|
|Insurance renewals||No cost|
You can view a guide about the required information and evidence to attain SHE pre-qualification here.
Approved contractor database
As contractors become pre-qualified, company/industry details will be accessible on an approved contractor database. This provides visibility to contractors and Council staff to identify who is approved, and assists with tendering and procurement.
Apply for SHE Pre-qualification
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.